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Henry Cavill on losing his iconic role: ‘Superman is still around’

Henry Cavill on losing his iconic role: ‘Superman is still around’


British actor Henry Cavil announced on his social media on Thursday that he will not be reclaiming his role as Superman anytime soon, as it has been decided.

Cavill said he recently met with filmmaker James  Gunn and producer Peter Safran, the new heads of DC Studios. The two informed him of the DC’s cancellation of a project where he is supposed to reappear wearing the superhero’s cape again. The actor took to Instagram to provide fans with an explanation.

“I have just had a meeting with James Gunn and Peter Safran, and it’s sad news, everyone. I will, after all, not be returning as Superman.”

The studio told Cavill in October to announce that he is reprising the iconic role. However, it only took two months to recant that after a change in their plans.  The 39-year-old Hollywood figure said this news is not the easiest, but this is what life is like.

Cavill continued that he respects the decision, sending the creators the best luck for the universe they are trying to build. He also included messages for the admirers of the man of steel— a character embedded in his artistry for his portrayal.

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“For those who have been by my side through the years, we can mourn for a bit. But then we must remember, Superman is still around. Everything he stands for still exists, and the examples he sets for us are still there! My turn to wear the cape has passed, but what Superman stands for never will,” Cavill ended.

Cavill debuted as Superman in the 2013 film “Man of Steel.” He last played the superhero in 2017 through the movie “Justice League.”

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